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  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was created on 1 January 1801 by the merger of the Kingdom of Great Britain (itself a merger of the former Kingdoms of Scotland and England in 1707) and the Kingdom of Ireland.
Under the terms of the merger, the Irish Parliament was abolished, and Ireland was to be represented in the united parliament, meeting in the Palace of Westminster.
Thereafter, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland continued in name until 1927 when it was renamed as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in accordance with the Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act 1927.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kingdom_of_Great_Britain_and_Ireland   (1078 words)

 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Besides the largest islands Great Britain (divided into England, Scotland and Wales) and Ireland we should mention the Isle of Wight off the southern coast of England, the Isles of Scilly off the extreme south-west, Anglesey off North Wales, the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea.
King Alfred the Great (849-901) was successful in stopping their influence in the southern parts of the country, nevertheless the Danish wars wiped out many villages and the peasants suffered most.
Britain was not able to prevent this because of its weak land forces.
www.maturita.cz /referaty/anglictina/united_kingdom_of_great_britain_.htm   (2483 words)

 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Emirates Human Rights Practices, 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) is a longstanding, constitutional monarchy with a democratic, parliamentary government elected in periodic, multiparty elections and an independent judiciary.
Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland are believed to be responsible for seven killings in 1995--four in December alone--in what both authorities and knowledgeable observers believe are Provisional IRA (PIRA) murders of alleged and known drug dealers.
In Northern Ireland, the Constitution Act of 1973 prohibits public authorities from discriminating on the basis of religious or political belief.
www.usemb.se /human/human95/unitedki.htm   (6993 words)

 Wikinfo | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
With the formation of 32 Irish counties into the Irish Free State, with six northern Irish counties remaining part of the United Kingdom as Northern Ireland, in 1922, the country was renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1927.
The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations (successor organization to the former Empire), the European Union and NATO.
Britain (England) has been described as a land without music, but it supports a number of major orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and its several music colleges have helped to teach many well known musicians.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=UK   (1691 words)

 Great Britain, the British Isles, the United Kingdom, British Islands
The term "Great Britain" came into being when England and Scotland became a single kingdom under King James VI of Scotland who also became King James I of England, after the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603.
The official name "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" came into use in 1922 after the constitution of the Irish Free State (1922-1937), the former name of the Republic of Ireland.
Therefore, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, used to indicate the political union of England, Scotland and Wales, was expanded, in the 20th century, to include Northern Ireland: the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" as it now appears on passports.
www.know-britain.com /general/great_britain.html   (1236 words)

 Concluding Observations/Comments - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
While the Government of the United Kingdom retained overall responsibility for implementation of the Convention, certain responsibilities were being devolved to the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the National Assembly for Wales, respectively.
The Committee commends the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for having sent a large delegation with a high degree of expertise, which was led by the Director of the Women's Unit, Cabinet Office, and included officials from various branches of Government and from the Scottish and Northern Ireland offices.
It also notes that in the United Kingdom, and particularly in Northern Ireland, young female offenders are held in adult prisons, there are inadequate educational and rehabilitative programmes for women prisoners and they are often held in prisons situated far from their families.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/cedaw/uk1999.html   (3005 words)

 AUE: Britain/Great Britain/United Kingdom &c: Some Common Confusions
It also forms part of the official title of the United Kingdom, in which case it means the political entities of England, Scotland, Wales, including the offshore islands which belong to those countries.
NORTHERN IRELAND This is not the place to go into the complex history and political circumstances of Northern Ireland, except so far as necessary to describe the linguistic pitfalls which arise from them.
The north-east portion of the island of Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, and is officially called Northern Ireland.
alt-usage-english.org /english_british_uk_et_al.shtml   (1311 words)

 United Kingdom / Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Great Britain is the term used for the island containing the contiguous nations¹ of England, Scotland and Wales.
The term "Great Britain" was officially used only after King James I (who was also James VI of Scotland) acceded to the throne of England and Wales in 1603, styling himself King of Great Britain, although legislative union between Scotland and England did not take place until 1707.
The United Kingdom does not include the Isle of Man (which lies between Great Britain and the island of Ireland) and the Channel Islands (which lie off the North coast of France).
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/scotland/britain.html   (432 words)

 General Comment (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the))
The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy, with the reigning monarch as head of State.
Any treaty ratified by the United Kingdom government must be implemented by means of domestic legislation where any change to the law is required or where the rights and obligations of individuals are concerned.
The United Kingdom ratified the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 on 23 September 1957 and both Additional Protocols I and II on 28 January 1998.
www.icrc.org /ihl-nat.nsf/f80f8f25c8ba70cd41256486004ad095/e259f85e9400552cc1256ba700532b80?OpenDocument   (1224 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
(Czechoslovakia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Reflecting on elementary children's understanding of history and social studies: an inquiry project with beginning teachers in Northern Ireland and the United States.
Devolution in the United Kingdom: statehood and citizenship in transition.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-U1ntdK1i.asp   (285 words)

 State Reports - CCPR - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - CCPR/C/125 (1997)
The United Kingdom Government believes that the best course, for reasons going wider than the particular question of the HKSAR, will be for China to become a party to both of the Covenants, that is to say, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
In this connection, the United Kingdom Government has urged the Government of China to be flexible in considering how to ensure that reports in respect of the HKSAR are submitted in the period before China becomes a party to the Covenants.
The United Kingdom Government welcomes the fact that the people of Hong Kong were consulted on this important matter and also welcomes the modifications that have been made to the original proposals to meet some of the concerns which were then expressed.
www.bayefsky.com /reports/uk_ccpr_c_125.php   (5498 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The term Great Britain seems to have first been used in the reign of King James I of England (James VI of Scotland) to refer to the separate kingdoms (England and Scotland) on the same landmass that were ruled over by the same monarch.
The 'United Kingdom of Great Britain' was formed in 1707 by the Act of Union that created a single kingdom with a single Parliament (Westminster).
Attempts have been made to extend the United Kingdom - the small rock Rockall was claimed by the United Kingdom in 1955 when the navy landed by helicopter.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A2027008   (1992 words)

 CERD/C/299/Add.9 - State Party Report - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom Government is firmly committed to the elimination of all forms of racism and to developing policies which address the problems of discrimination, intolerance and violence.
United Kingdom domestic law in this area is tried and tested and the United Kingdom Government firmly believes that it strikes the right balance between maintaining the country's long traditions of freedom of speech and protecting its citizens from abuse and insult.
The United Kingdom Government has made a clear commitment that it is prepared to legislate to close a loophole in the law so that the authorities are able to seize racist material produced in the United Kingdom which is intended for distribution in other member States.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord1997/documentation/tbodies/cerd-c-299-add9.htm   (16477 words)

 State Party Report - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom's initial report under the Convention was submitted in March 1991 (CAT/C/9/Add.6) and officials from the United Kingdom Government were examined on that report by the Committee against Torture in November of that year (CAT/C/SR.91 and 92 and CAT/C/SR.88-103 and Corrigenda).
The United Kingdom is therefore satisfied that it meets its obligations under article 3 of the Convention: those who fall within the terms of article 3 and who would otherwise be required to leave the United Kingdom will either be recognized as refugees or granted exceptional leave to remain.
The United Kingdom wishes to draw the Committee's attention to the fact that the Prison Service in England and Wales has devoted considerable effort to identifying and monitoring prisoners who are considered to be at risk of suicide.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord1999/documentation/tbodies/cat-c-25-add6.htm   (15664 words)

 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
The Committee, however, notes that notwithstanding the absence of such an information in the reports it is clear that certain economic and social difficulties continue to be faced by the most vulnerable segments of society, partly as a result of the imposed budgetary constraints.
The Committee encourages the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to take into account the General Comment No. 1 of the Committee in the preparation of its next periodic report, in order to enhance the transparency of government policy-making with respect to economic, social and cultural sectors of the society.
The Committee urges the Government of the United Kingdom to inform the Committee as soon as possible of the modalities arrived at in agreement with the Government of China by which the reporting obligations under the Covenant will continue after 1997.
www.umn.edu /humanrts/esc/BRITAIN.htm   (2764 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet: Parliamentary Elections in the U.K. - Elections to the House of Commons
The United Kingdom Parliament is composed of the Crown, that is the monarch, the House of Lords, an appointive and hereditary upper chamber, and the popularly elected lower chamber, the House of Commons.
For general election purposes, the United Kingdom is currently divided into 646 constituencies, each of which returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons, elected for a maximum term of five years.
That the British government was willing to implement PR in Northern Ireland but not in Great Britain proper may have appeared to be a contradiction, but the rationale was that Northern Ireland is different, with a distinctively problematic situation requiring different solutions.
electionresources.org /uk   (2550 words)

 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Although there is no adjective for the "United Kingdom" the term "British" is acceptable, although has to be used with care and sensitivity in Northern Ireland, where one section of the community would be happy being so-described, whereas the other would most definitely regard themselves as "Irish".
The kingdoms that formed the British nation, took for their emblems the crosses of three Christian Saints, George for England, Andrew for Scotland and Patrick for Ireland.
Ireland became self-governing in 1922 with the establishment of the Irish Free State.
www.lindabutler.net /uk.htm   (321 words)

 United Kingdom
Evolution of the Union Jack as the flag of the United Kingdom
The UK flag consists of three elements: the cross of St. George (red on white) for England, the cross of St. Andrew (white diagonal on blue) for Scotland, and the so-called cross of St. Patrick (red diagonal on white) for Ireland.
The Union jack is to be seen quite often at a ratio of 2:3, and of course appeared in this form on the 1928-1994 South African national flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb.html   (3219 words)

 The Kingdom of King James VI & I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Great Britain consists of England, Scotland, and Wales.
The United Kingdom, formed in 1801, consists of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
This was of course altered in 1922 to "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" with the establishment of the Irish Free State.
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